Amulet of Thoth

Egyptian
Late Period, Dynasty 25–30
760–332 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Giza, St. 7400 S mastaba 7420

Dimensions

Height x width: 2.7 x 1.8 cm (1 1/16 x 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

25.1753

Medium or Technique

Faience

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Amulets

As the god of scribes, Thoth played a vital role in the weighing of the heart after death, and therefore he became a popular subject forfunerary amulets. He is typically shown as a standing man in a short kilt, with the head of an ibis.

Provenance

From Giza, street 7400 S, mastaba 7420. 1925: excavated by the Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of Egypt.

(Accession date: January 19, 2005)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition